Proofreader (Dallas)

EY - Dallas, TX

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Enterprise Support Services (ESS) team and you will provide comprehensive, quality administrative and support services for all of our EY member firms. Our ESS professionals span a wide range of vital roles, from administrative support to facilities management, creative design, tax return processing, file management and emergency preparedness.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:
As Proof-reader, you'll proofread technical and statistical documents, in order to reconcile revisions, and check spelling, punctuation and formatting. You'll be expected to read entire documents for correct grammar, use of language, consistent presentation of names/acronyms, and to verify footing and cross-footing of financial statements. You'll also consult with customers on correct proofreading standards, client-specific requests and standard EY styles.

Although you'll receive supervision, you'll have the ability to work independently.

Key Responsibilities:
Proof-read original document and/or proofs against copy and manuscript, to detect and mark for correction any typographical, grammatical or mathematical errors, using standard proofreading editing marks
Discuss levels of quality assurance, and correct usage of grammar and sentence structure with the work originators
Track any changes, and use comparison/merge functionality in Microsoft Word and other tools, to complete assignments
Support quality assurance and quality controls within the creative services group , by proofreading documents accurately
May create timelines and cost estimates for client approval
Participate as a team player in planning, scheduling and production
Cross-train staff in additional creative services group functions, to provide flexibility of resources
Understand and strictly adhere to the EY quality standards and procedures, including Creative Services Group standards and guidelines
Utilize the database, to confirm all time and materials are billed correctly, and that project instructions and customer interactions are fully documented
Gain advanced knowledge of the EY brand, and raise awareness

To qualify, candidates must have:
Excellent proofreading and documentation skills, on hard copy or electronically
Ability to accurately assess project requirements, identify issues, make decisions and recommend answers
Exceptional attention to fine details
Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
Advanced knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and use of style manuals
Ability to do a comparison read and straight reads
Competent at applying existing standards to new or different documents
Moderate understanding of mathematics and accounting functions
Proficient in computer and Microsoft Word skills, as well as Adobe Acrobat
Adept at working with speed and accuracy
A minimum of 2 years related experience
Associate's degree or equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree in English and/or related discipline preferred, or equivalent work experience
Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.